SEATTLE - OCTOBER 30: Wide receiver Jerome Simpson #89 of the Cincinnati Bengals scores a touchdown against Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 30, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Not that we hold onto our typical trivial grudges, but we figured, "what the heck." Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman took a shot at Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green after the Bengals beat the Seahawks by 22 points last Sunday saying:
I would say he's probably one of the most overrated receivers out there. He wasn't anything special.
In response Green was as cool as the other side of another corny Stuart Scott catch-phrase. saying that "I don’t even pay attention to that stuff. People are going to talk. He had a good game and he’s a good player."
As ironies go, Sherman began his collegiate career as a wide receiver at Stanford as one of the team's leading receivers. That led to this San Francisco Gate article:
And though Sherman remains the No. 1 option for the Cardinal, the Stanford passing game isn't exactly a showcase for anyone. The Cardinal are last in the Pac-10 and 112th in the nation in passing offense at 111 yards a game.
Sherman moved to defense due to need his junior season and played well enough to be drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft. Yet you do have to wonder if he was good enough as a wide receiver, the chances for a position conversion probably doesn't take place. Sherman, we suppose, is the leading critic for "overrated" wide receivers due to the extensive personal knowledge on the matter.
We're kind of being petty, we know. But A.J. Green is our boy. And you don't disrespect our boy like that.